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 Job posting 18-08
Opening date: February 2, 2018
Closing date: June 29, 2018

TITLE:Astrophysicist (Post-Doctoral Research Fellow),IS-1330, Grade 11; $67,643 to $87,940 Annually
TYPE OF POSITION: Trust Fund Temproary not to exceed 2 Years, with possibility of 1 year extension.
DIVISION: - High Energy Astrophysicis Division
LOCATION: Cambridge, Massachusetts
AREA OF CONSIDERATION: This position is open to all qualified candidates. First consideration may be made 14 days after the opening date.

This is a time-limited postdoctoral position for an Astrophysicist in the High Energy Astrophysics Division of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. The employee works under the direction of an Astrophysicist within the Division. The scientist will undertake and develop a program of research for extragalactic jets associated with quasars. The study involves the planning and implementation of observing programs, the analysis, modeling, and interpretation of data obtained with space-based and/or ground-based facilities, and the presentation and publication of significant scientific results.


Responsibilities:

1.Participate in and carry out scientific research involving a program of observational studies on active galaxies and quasars.

2.Prepare and submit proposals for studies using appropriate space- and/or ground-based facilities.

3.Develop and carry out data reduction of observations from satellite and/or ground-based experiments, analyze and model the resulting multi-wavelength datasets.

4.Design, develop, and verify software for data analysis as needed. This includes defining the necessary programs and subroutines, coding and debugging them, and applying them to the analysis of scientific data.

5.Prepare papers, presenting research results for publication in scientific journals and presentations at conferences. Participate in meetings and conferences to discuss current research and to exchange data and ideas with other scientists.

6.Give advice on analysis techniques and scientific approaches to others working on the same or related projects, as appropriate. Help with problem solving and discuss current work.

7.Performs other duties as assigned.


Qualifications:

Basic Requirements

A.Degree: in one or a combination of astronomy, physics, mathematics, space science, or electronics. The course work must have included differential and integral calculus and 12 semester hours in astronomy and/or physics.

OR

B.Combination of education and experience -- at least 30 semester hours of courses equivalent to a major in any combination of astronomy, space science, physics, mathematics, and electronics, with required course work as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional educationCombination of education and experience -- at least 30 semester hours of courses equivalent to a major in any combination of astronomy, space science, physics, mathematics, and electronics, with required course work as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education

In addition to meeting the basic entry qualification requirements, applicants must have specialized experience and/or directly related education in the amounts shown below:

Grade 11

Master's or equivalent graduate degree or 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the grade 09 that should demonstrate professional research experience in astrophysics and the ability to interpret data obtained from facilities and knowledge of computing techniques for the acquisition, analysis and interpretation of observational data.

OR

A combination of successfully completed graduate level education and experience equivalent to the above.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: We will only accept applications on line for this position. For complete information and online application procedures, please visit: USAJOBS

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